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Rabbi Tzvi Yaakov Goldberg

צבי יעקב ב"ר יהושע טוביה

Ba'al, Minchas Yaakov

Date of Death: Sun. April 30, 1933 - Iyar 4 5693

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Rabbi Nachum Yisroel Brenner

נחום ישראל ב"ר שלמה זלמן

Rav, B'nai Israel Ansche Poland of Philadelphia

Date of Death: Sat. February 11, 1939 - Shevat 22 5699

Photo Caption: Rav Nachum Yisroel Brenner, Credit: MCA

Bio Information:
The Rav, who was born in Lithuania and studied at the Yeshiva in Kovno, held several positions in Philidelphia, spanning a carrier of over 40 years in the city.

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Rabbi Avroham Eliyahu Akselrod

אברהם אליהו ב"ר אהרן שלמה

Rav, Congregation Tzemach Tzedek, of Baltimore

Date of Death: Sat. March 1, 1952 - Adar 4 5712

Photo Caption: Rabbi Avroham Eliyahu Akselrod, Credit: Perspectives Magazine / 

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Rabbi Dovid Orliansky

דוד ב"ר יצחק

Rav, Providence, Rhode Island

Date of Death: Mon. January 28, 1929 - Shevat 17 5689

Credit: Chachmei New England

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Rabbi Eliyahu Reichman

אליהו ב"ר שמעיה

Director, Yeshiva Chasan Sofer of Brooklyn

Date of Death: Mon. November 24, 1952 - Kislev 6 5713

Source: The Kansas City Times, November, 25, 1952

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Rabbi Shimon Groner

שמעון ב"ר שניאור זלמן

Mashgiach, Yeshiva Rabbanu Chaim Berlin

Date of Death: Sat. November 19, 2005 - Cheshvan 17 5766

Photo Caption: Rabbi Shimon Groner, Credit: N/N

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Rabbi Levi Krupenia

לוי ב"ר יהושע בנימן

Rosh Yeshiva, Yeshivat Toras Emes Kamenitz, Woodbridge, New York

Date of Death: Tue. March 17, 1998 - Adar 19 5758

Photo Caption: Rav Levi Krupenia, Rabbi Yudi Bakst, Rav Leib Bakst, Credit: Needed

Source: Matzav

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Rabbi Nechemia Katz

נחמיה ב"ר יעקב משה הכהן

Chief Rabbi, Toledo, Ohio

Date of Death: Sat. May 25, 1996 - Sivan 8 5756

Source: Toledo Jewish News, November 1960

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Rabbi Shraga Feivel Mendlowitz

שרגא פייוויל ב"ר משה

Rosh Yeshiva, Mesivta Torah Vodaath, Brooklyn

Date of Death: Tue. September 7, 1948 - Elul 3 5708

Photo Caption: Rav Shraga Feivel Mendlowitz, Scranton, PA c. 1914, Credit: MCA

Photo Caption: Rav Shraga Feivel Mendlowitz, Credit: N/N

Of Note:
Originally interred at the Wellwood Cemetery in Suffolk County, Rav Mendlowitz was moved to Eretz Yisroel in 1950.

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Rabbi Noach Mendel Jaffe

נח מענדיל ב"ר בצלאל

Rav, Seattle, Washington

Date of Death: Thu. August 2, 1945 - Av 23 4705

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Rabbi Yisroel Horowitz

ישראל ב"ר טוביה

Rav, Brooklyn, New york

Date of Death: Fri. December 9, 1932 - Kislev 10 5693

The Rav who came here from Russia lived at 661 Hemlock Street in Brooklyn.

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Rabbi Menachem Bloom

מנחם ב"ר חיים יצחק

Rav, Congregation Beth Hamedresh Hagodol Anshe Sfard, Atlanta

Date of Death: Wed. October 20, 1926 - Cheshvan 12 5687

Photo Caption: Rabbi Menachem and Rebbetzin Bloom, Credit: MCA

Bio Information:
Congregation Anshi S’fard is an Orthodox synagogue located in Atlanta, in the Morningside and Virginia Highlands neighborhoods. Anshi S’fard was founded in 1911 to provide a home for Hasidic worship and fellowship for Jews from Poland, Galicia and the Ukraine who had settled in Atlanta – it’s the oldest Orthodox synagogue in Atlanta.

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Rabbi Avroham Yitzchok Jaffe

אברהם יצחק ב"ר

Rav, Congregation Ahavath Achim, Atlanta, Georgia

Date of Death: Mon. February 9, 1920 - Shevat 20 5680

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Rabbi Avroham Elimelech Shapiro

אברהם אלימלך ב"ר ישראך

Grodzisker Rebbe

Date of Death: Sun. December 29, 1968 - Kislev 29 5729

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Rebbe Yisroel Elozor Hopstein

ישראל אלעזר ב"ר ירחמיאל משה

Kozhnitzer Rebbe

Date of Death: Thu. August 18, 1966 - Elul 2 5726

Photo Caption: Kozhnitzer Rebbe, Credit: Yitz Twersky, KGH

Photo Caption: Kozhnitzer Rebbe, Credit: MCA

Photo Caption: Kozhnitzer Rebbe, Credit: MCA

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Rabbi Tzvi Yehuda Olshwang

צבי יהודה ב"ר נחום

Mashgiach Ruchani, Telshe Yeshiva, Cleveland, Ohio

Date of Death: Tue. September 12, 1961 - Tishrei 2 5722

Photo Caption: Rav Hirsh Olshwang at a wartime rally, along with Mayor Edward J. Kelly at Orchestra Hall in Chicago, May 1, 1944, Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture and history (IFJCAH)

Photo Credit: Chicago Rabbis

Bio Information:
Born in Luknik, Lithuania, Rav Olshwang, studied under Rav Eliezer Gordon and his (future) brother-in-law Rav Shimon Shkop at Telshe. He was later ordained by the Rogotchover Goan, Rav Yosef Rosen, and would go on to rabbinate on three continents. First in Vitebsk, Belarus, and upon arrival on these shores at Congregation Mishna U’Gmoro in Chicago and thereafter as Mashgiach Ruchani, Telsher Yeshiva in Cleveland. He eventually settled in Bnei Brak. Sadly, he left no descendants.


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Rebbe Mordechai Halpern

מרדכי ב"ר ישראל אלעזר

Grand Rebbe of Kozhnitz

Date of Death: Mon. July 23, 1990 - Av 1 5750
Rosh Codesh

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Rabbi Boaz Cahan

בועז ב"ר משה אליהו

Rav, Congregation Ohel Yosef, Los Angeles

Date of Death: Mon. November 27, 1950 - Kislev 18 5711

Source: The Jewish Post and Opinion 

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Rabbi Reuvain Aaron Lipman

ראובן אהרן ב"ר יהודה ליב

Rav, Chicago, Illinois

Date of Death: Thu. December 9, 1943 - Kislev 12 5704

Photo Caption: Bob Daly, Oak Woods Cemetery worker inspects the damage after 180 tombstones were knocked over and shattered, d. April 3, 1947, Credit: IFJCAH

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Rabbi Pinchos Bleich

פנחס ב"ר ישראל יוסף

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Sun. March 18, 1951 - Adar II 10 5711

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Rabbi Avroham Yehuda Margolis

אברהם יהודה ב"ר יהושע העשול

Rav, Chevra Mishnayos Shomrei Shabbos

Date of Death: Thu. November 16, 1939 - Kislev 4 5700

Credit: MCA

Source: The Morning Journal

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Rabbi Baruch Avroham Wolinski

ברוך אברהם ב"ר משה

Founder, Congregation Chevra Torah, Brownsville, Brooklyn

Date of Death: Wed. September 26, 1917 - Tishrei 10 5678
Yom Kippur

Credit: MCA

Credit: MCA

Photo Caption: Rabbi Baruch Avroham Wolinski, Source:  The Mourning Journal, July 10, 1917, page: 5

Credit: MCA

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Rabbi Yitzchok Hutner

Rosh HaYeshiva, Yeshiva Rabbi Chaim Berlin, Brooklyn, New York

Date of Death: Fri. November 28, 1980 - Kislev 20 5741

Photo Caption: At a wedding: 1. Rav Yitzchok Hutner, 2. Chosson, 3. Rav Eliezer Silver, 4. Needed, 5. Needed, 6. Needed, Credit: Needed

Photo Credit: Rav Hunter along with his Rebbitzin, Credit: Needed
Of Note: The picture of the Alter Rebbe of Liadi hanging on the wall. 

Credit: Needed 

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Holocaust - Shoah Kedoshim, Chelmno Extermination Camp - Chełmno nad Nerem, Poland

קבר הקדושים ממחנת ההשמדה חלמנה-במאנסי

Date of Death: Wed. January 17, 1945 - Nissan 3 5705

At the very minimum, 152,000 people were murdered at Chelmno, HY”D, which would make it the fifth most deadly extermination camp, after Sobibor, Belzec, Treblinka, and Auschwitz. The Red Army captured the town of Chełmno on January 17, 1945. By then, the Germans Y”S had already destroyed evidence of the camp’s existence, leaving no prisoners behind. One of the camp survivors, who was fifteen years old at the time, testified that only three Jewish males had escaped successfully.
How the remains arrived in Monsey, New York is unclear. Recently a new marker was erected in honor of those buried there.

Photo Caption: What remained of the Chelmno Extermination Camp, Credit: N/N

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Rabbi Avroham Yitzchok Geiger

אברהם יצחק ב"ר אהרן

Rav, Agudas Anshei Mamud u' Bais Vaad Lachachomim, New York City

Date of Death: Sat. September 28, 1946 - Tishrei 3 5707

Photo Caption: Rav Avroham Yitzchok Geiger, Vienna c.1927, Credit: Judith Goldsmith

Photo Caption: Rav Geiger accompanying the Tzvi LaTzaddik, Credit: MCA

Bio Information: 

Rav Geiger was the personal assistant of Rebbe Tzvi Elimelech Spira of Bluzhov (d. 1924), also known by the eponym, Tzvi LaTzaddik. Upon his arrival on these shores, he rabbinated at Agudas Anshei Mamud u’ Bais Vaad Lachachomim located at 156 Henry Street  on the Lower East Side.

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Rabbi Zalman Yaakov Friederman

זלמן יעקב ב"ר ברוך מרדכי

Rav, Boston, Massachusetts

Date of Death: Sun. January 5, 1936 - Teves 10 5696
Asara B'Teves

Source: Chachmei Yisroel of New England

Photo Caption: Rabbi Zalman Moshe Friederman, Credit: Needed

Source: Orthodox Judaism in America, Moshe D. Sherman

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Rabbi Moshe Feinstein

משה ב"ר דוד

Rosh Yeshiva, Mesivtha Tifereth Jerusalem. New York City

Date of Death: Sun. March 23, 1986 - Adar II 12 5746
Tanis Esther

Photo Caption: Rav Moshe Feinstein, Credit: N/N

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Wife of Rabbi Yisroel Meir Kagen

ישראל מאיר ב"ר אריה זאב הכהן

Rosh Yeshiva, Yeshivas Chofetz Chaim of Radin, Poland

Date of Death: Fri. September 15, 1933 - Elul 25 5693

Photo Caption: Kever of the Chofetz Chaim, Radin, Belarus, Credit: DZ

Photo Caption: Recently discovered (video) picture of the Chofetz Chaim in Vienna, Credit: University of South Carolina

Photo Caption: “Muga” stamp attributed to the Chofetz Chaim, Credit, IFJCAH

Photo Caption: Gartel of the Chofetz Chaim (identified by its unique rust/orange color stains), the Gartel is now owned by his grandson Rabbi Yisroel Meir Zacks of Brooklyn, Credit: IFJCAH

Photo Caption: Rebbitzine Miriam Fraida Kagen, second wife of the Chofetz Chaim, Credit: Eliyahu Zaks, Lakewood, NJ 

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Rabbi Naftali Tzvi Yehudah Riff

נפתלי צבי יהודא ב"ר ישראל

Chief Rabbi, Camden, New Jersey

Date of Death: Tue. October 26, 1976 - Cheshvan 2 5737

Photo Caption: Rabbi Naftali Riff, Credit: Needed 

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Rabbi Avroham Joffen

אברהם ב"ר אשר צבי

Rosh Yeshiva, Bais Yosef, Novardok

Date of Death: Sun. April 19, 1970 - Nissan 14 5730

Photo Caption: Rabbi Avroham Yoffen, Credit: N/N

Photo Caption: Rabbi Avroham Yoffen, Credit: posted on photo

Bio Information: 
Rav Yoffen was a son-in-law of Rav Yosef Yozel Horowitz, the Alter of Novardok and served as the director of the Novardok Yeshiva network across Eastern Europe. He fled to the U.S. at the outbreak of World War II and opened a yeshiva in Borough Park. In 1962 he moved to and founded a Kollel in Yerushalayim.

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